If you have questions about preserving food at home, please visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation website and search for answers to your questions.

To begin, look over the tool bar options on the left side of the home page.

“Search” allows you to search the website for a particular term of interest. “FAQs” contains answers to many common questions. “Links” connects you with contact information for your local Cooperative Extension offices and publications.

Specific recipes and processing recommendations are located under “How Do I?”. Click on the preservation method which you will be using and you will find general information about that method, followed by a list of tested recommendations from USDA, Cooperative Extension nationwide, and/or the University of Georgia.

We are not able to provide processing advice for your own recipes or for starting a food business, nor can we diagnose spoilage issues with canned foods over email or the Internet.

You can find contact information for your own state Extension Service at the dropdown box for Find Your Local Extension Office on this page:

If you have questions about what you find on the National Center for Home Food Preservation website, you can email Due to the number of questions received, please do not expect an immediate answer. However, we do check the mailbox regularly and a University of Georgia educator will respond to your question as soon as possible.

Thank you.

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